Ever since 50 Cent was arrested for swearing on stage in the Caribbean (St. Kitts prohibits the use of profanity in public), we’ve been wondering what other countries we could accidentally get in trouble in.
Turns out there are a lot of places that have strange laws, though many are hopefully archaic and rarely enforced.
Here are 14 strange laws to keep in mind next time you book a trip.
When heading to Singapore, leave the Juicy Fruit at home and pop a breath mint instead. Among the lengthy list of items that aren't allowed to be imported into Singapore is chewing gum, a rule enforced in order to keep public spaces clean. An exception is made for dental or nicotine gum.
Celebs in Denmark would be screwed, since the country has official child naming guidelines. If you want to name your baby something other than the 7,000 approved names, you need to get approval from the government. Sorry North, Apple, Blue Ivy.
The Swiss kindly ask you not to hike in the nude. In fact, Swiss canton Appenzell was the first to ban the indecent act after a naked German man walked past a family picnicking in the Alps in 2009.
A fine of up to $700 is in store for anyone who feeds the pigeons in Venice's St. Mark's Square. The city banned the practice, citing the birds as a health hazard, and as bad for the monuments.
Leave your stilettos at home if you're planning on sightseeing around Greece's historic cities. High heels are illegal at certain ancient monuments because they can damage them, and because they often threaten preservation efforts .
So the law no longer states Napoleon specifically, but instead says that it's illegal to offend the heads of state by naming your pig after them. As of 2013 it's no longer a criminal offence, but you'd better stick with the name Wilbur if you want to avoid charges from the country's strict slander and defamation laws.
will lead to fines -- basically, you should have known better and planned ahead, like any self respecting German.
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